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Mearns Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place so named in Renfrewshire or from a region called The Mearns, more or less co-extensive with Kincardineshire, named in Gaelic as an Mhaoirne, a derivative of maor ‘beadle’ (see Mair).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Hearn, Meas, Mars, Kearns, Warns, Maras, Mares, Jeans, Maris, Means

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Mearns Family Origin

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Mearns Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Keeping House

    24%
  • Broom Maker

    5%
  • Baggage Agent

    3%

In 1880, the most common Mearns occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Mearns's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mearns family was Baggage Agent. Farmer, Keeping House and Broom Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mearns.

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Mearns Historical Records

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Mearns Life Expectancy

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